A discreet indication

Blokes Up North is the account by two Royal Mar­ines officers, Kev Oliv­er and Tony Lan­cashire, of their jour­ney by sail and oar in a small open boat through Canada’s North­w­est Pas­sage. It was a best-seller by the mod­est stand­ards of Lode­star Books, which is why it is now out of print (the object of the exer­cise for a pub­lish­er!). The book was writ­ten by both authors in turn, a para­graph or two at a time, and we wanted some unob­trus­ive way to indic­ate the cur­rent ‘voice’.  I came up with a dis­creet grey ini­tial in the left-hand mar­gin whenev­er the writer changed between Kev and Tony, some­thing quite easy to set up with a para­graph style in Adobe InDes­ign. You can see a few pages below.